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Archbishop Beach and the Charismatic Gifts

People have wondered where Archbishop Beach stands on charismatic gifts in the Church. The following email indicates that he believes in the continuation of the charismatic gifts, as it seems that he quoted from a “word of knowledge” to his church in 2005. From: Parish Administrator Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:49 AMTo: Rev. Dr. […]

What Does Archbishop Beach’s Election Mean for ACNA?

What does the election of Bishop Foley Beach mean for ACNA? I have a few guesses and thoughts, all of which may look foolish when his term expires in 2024, but which I am recording nonetheless. 1. The first-generation era of the Realignment is over. Leaders such as Bishop Minns, Chuck Murphy, John Guernsey and […]

Realities of Enforced Reconciliation in Rwanda

In contrast to a lot of pious-sounding talk about reconciliation in Rwanda, Susan Thomson has just written this article, which should be a must read for someone who really wants to grasp how things work. She says: The government can seek to impose national unity and reconciliation activities on Rwandans because of the deep structures of […]

Rutayisire says Kagame is not Autocratic Enough

In a 2006 article about Rick Warren’s involvement in Rwanda, Anglican pastor Antoine Rutayisire said that President Paul Kagame might be too democratic. The article says: “He is not authoritarian to the level I would wish,” says Antoine Rutayisire, a Tutsi African evangelist and vice chairman of the Rwandan government’s Unity and Reconciliation Committee. “When […]

More of Radner on Rwanda

Ephraim Radner’s article in First Things is not the first time he has looked at Rwandan Anglicans. Writing for the Anglican Communion Institute in 2009 Radner did an excellent job of laying out the background of conflicts in the DRC and Rwandan problems. He turned to Anglican related issues and said: The current and often antagonistic disagreements […]

Rucyahana and Mbanda

“The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.” Proverbs 18:17 John Rucyahana recruited and raised funds for M23,1 wrote an editorial calling for the secession of provinces in the neighboring DRC,2  denounced Europe at the behest of Paul Kagame,3  is connected to warlord Bosco Ntaganda,4 is connected to […]

Taiga Meibun

Writing about the thinking of a defeated Hirohito post World War II, David Bergamini says: Hirohito had always minimized the danger of democratic sentiments taking hold in Japan. He felt that the Anglo-American type of government was too individualistic to be compatible with Japanese society. In a democracy each voter needed a conscience of his […]